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Old 01-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #4396
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My X-Country's fuel light failed to come on last week, and I ran out of gas. Never before, and not since.

Ambient temps were in the low 30s when it malfunctioned.

Anyone else have low-temp transient failure(s)?
May be something else than temp. Mine has been fine. I always use trip odo rather than relying on the light anyway.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:34 AM   #4397
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Tee Bee's Fuel Filter Mod

Tee Bee was able to get a Mahle filter ($15 at Motobins) to work on his X. He did a writeup on his smugmug account which can be found here: http://teebee20.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...5520&k=ctN3cDf

I'm cutting and pasting it here (with Tee Bee's permission):

"First remove the fuel pump, being careful when you take the fuel pipe off, the pipe is pressurised to 50lb/sq in. with petrol
Take the pump assembly ,wiring plug ,filter(keep the little o ring ,from inside the filter, safe) etc. apart, that should leave you with just the plastic pump assembly, top.

Remove the top hose fitting.
File the original filter "nipple"I used an electric file, flat.
Drill the hole out,i used a 9mm drill bit.
Use a larger drill bit, or preferably a countersink to rebate the hole ,to allow for the original filter rubber o ring.

Grind off the top hose connector mounting, to allow room for the hose clip.
Put the o ring on the new filter and mount into the original filter position, refit the clamp making sure that the new filter fits tight against the housing, you will need a new hose clamp 10/11mm

Refit the pump and wiring,
Refit the pump assembly into the tank.
The new filter pipe connection is slightly larger than the injector hose, but it will fit ,use a new narrow clip ,a 13mm one is fine.

Start the engine and go celebrate ,you,ve just saved over 200 ($320)."


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Old 01-27-2013, 05:41 AM   #4398
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Here's the only pic I could find of the stock fuel pump/filter setup, for reference:
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:03 AM   #4399
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May be something else than temp. Mine has been fine. I always use trip odo rather than relying on the light anyway.
at aprox ODO 38.000km my fuel level led stoped to signal fuel reserve.
In my case I removed fuel pump unit from tank and founded out that one of cables at connector was broken causing problems. Easy to fix and works since then without any further problems.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #4400
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Lowering foot pegs on an XChallenge?

hello,


has anyone ever seen brackets that lower the foot pegs for XChallenge? (to help lower me while im standing on the pegs)
something like 2 or 3" closer to the ground?

thanks
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:47 AM   #4401
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Fastway's on low position will get about an inch lower. A Renazo Racing seat will increase the distance to the pegs another inch or so.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #4402
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Fastway's on low position will get about an inch lower. A Renazo Racing seat will increase the distance to the pegs another inch or so.
cheers for that, i edited my question to be a bit more exact....

i couldnt wait the extended wait time for a renazo, so i went with an XPC, and had them make it as tall as possible, i think its just a bit above 40" seat height. but my problem is when i stand while riding off road.... my bike has ABS so im limited as to how high i can raise the bars, currently they have 2" rox risers, but i need more......

so, before i get a bracket made up to lower them, im wondering if there is anything out there already made....
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:41 PM   #4403
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hey all, nice to be here...! I wish I could convert the bike to look x-country/challenge, that is more my style aesthetically speaking.. but here is my x-moto.


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Old 01-30-2013, 07:42 AM   #4404
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Front Axle Dimensions

Hi. I'm new to the forum but, having joined many such fora in the past, I have dutifully searched to find the answer to my question before posting it. I figure this thread would be the best place to stash the answer, so can anyone please tell me the dimensions of the front floating axle (part number 36317696636), including the bore measurments for the XChallenge/XCountry? The corresponding ones for the XMoto, which I know are different, are 13.5mm and 19mm.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:48 AM   #4405
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...I pushed a piece of hose (fuel line size) onto the plug through the access hole...
Do you know the inner diameter of this hose?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #4406
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Eh? remember to greas it up...

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Can anyone comment on Hiflo air filters for the X bikes? I pulled the air box covers, on my new to me X Challenge, a new looking stock paper filter. Great! Not really. I removed the filter and found the inside of the air box coated in fine dust. I greased the sealing surface hoping that will help. I need a better filter.

Is the Hiflo foam or paper?

I found this comparison Uni vs Twin Air. Are either of these still available? They do not readily pop up on a google search. It looks like they both retail for $50 to $100. The Hiflo is available for $10 to $20.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508841
I have 2 of the Uni's and love them (nice to have a ready to go clean one).
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...able-for-G650X


(FYI: make sure you take off the air box and put some greas around the rubber grommit on the throtel body, I even pulled the grommet and put sum around the top that seals agains the airbox [found a lot of dust in there as well].)


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Old 01-31-2013, 12:54 AM   #4407
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The Uni foam filter is the only foam one I know of. You may be able to find it other places than TT. I also use a sheet of Uni foam above it as a prefilter.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:10 AM   #4408
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Do you know the inner diameter of this hose?
I don't recall as it was just a remnant I had laying around. Probably 3/8" or 10mm.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:26 AM   #4409
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Xchallenge front spindle dimensions: large O/D 24.92mm large I/D 20.85mm sml O/D 19.95mm sml I/D 14.00mm
Overall length 265mm length to shoulder (sml dia) 178mm
Dia taken with good vernernia, length with cheap tape
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:47 AM   #4410
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Tee Bee was able to get a Mahle filter ($15 at Motobins) to work on his X. He did a writeup on his smugmug account which can be found here: http://teebee20.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...5520&k=ctN3cDf

I'm cutting and pasting it here (with Tee Bee's permission):
That Tee Bee is a resourceful son of a gun!
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